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wars of afghanistan" that's right, plural, wars. as you know, debt ceiling discussions, coming down to the wire. political leaders on both sides pulling out all the stops. all the stops. like the kind of stops that high school football coaches use before homecoming games in particular at thiscious small towns. >> kevin mccarthy a third ranking republican in the house urged republicans to unite behind boehner's plan by showing this clip from the movie "the town" >> the town? (laughter) "the town", no rudy-- "rudy" "brian song" or "300" or "rocky" or "rocky 2" or "rocky 3" or really any of the "rockies" you went with the boston bank rubbers in nun costumes clip. >> well, there is going to be good. (laughter) let's see the clip-- (cheers and applause) >> that the republicans used, let's see the clip that the republicans used to urge their hard line tea party freshman coalition to drop their objections to john boehner's debt ceiling plan and vote with their more establishment republican brethren. >> i need your help. i can't tell you what it is. you can never ask me about it later. and
tonight, he is a former ambassador and u.s. special envoy to afghanistan. his new book is called the wars of afghanistan. please welcome to the problem peter tomsen. have a seat. >> thank you. >> jon: my first question to you is simply this. really? (laughter) really? >> it's pretty big. >> jon: really? >> yeah (laughter) don't drop it on your toe. >> jon: let me ask you this, volume 2, what period of wars does this cover and how much of the amazon is now gone? (laughter) what period of wars are we dealing with her. >> actually it's six, two in the 19th century, one in the early 20th century, and the rest with the soviet invasion and afterwards. >> jon: starting in '79. >> right. >> jon: what is so alluringly invadable about-- (laughter) >> jon: afghanistan because everyone seems to want to do it they don't have oil. they don't appear to have mineral wealth, although i think they've recently discovered that. they appear to just have a tightly knit group of tribes who don't care for being invaded. >> exactly. and in our case we called it an intervention. some call it an invasion. the big,
associated with kashmiri islamists, some associated with the ha cabny network in afghanistan. you would at mid-there is a lot of suspicion coalesced around this. haqqani. this is not an enormous left turn to suggest there might be elements within the pakistani intelligence agencies that have sympathies. i mean, for god's sakes, we tier ones that worked with them to make holy war in afghanistan when we were fighting the russians. so we know that it's possible. >> rogue elements within a few of them is possible. but if you think i.s.i. as an organization had some other plans than what it is showing, that is wrong. that is what is objectionable. that is an intelligence organization which has been delivering since 1979 when we fought the soviets together and it was i.s.i. in the forefront they're delivering. then onwards. now i.s.i. does whatever the policy of the government is whatever they are ordered to do. when you're talked of india, that's a different story all together. i.s.i. and india have always been a confrontationist course since our independence so don't talk of that. that's a
hope to talk to him about a less contentious issue than that, like afghanistan. all right. ( laughter ) what a show. we're going to start with something that i found on the tv box this morning that was maybe one of the greatest things i've ever seen in my life. >> mark halperin. what was the president's strategy? >> are we in the seven-second delay today? >> oh, lordy. >> i want to characterize how i thought the president behaved. >> we have it. we can use it, right, alex? >> yeah, sure, come on. >> go for it. >> i thought he was kind of a dick yesterday. ( laughter ) >> jon: mark halperin, senior political analyst, editor at large of "time" magazine just called the president a dick. and that wasn't like a spontaneous, like, can't contain myself, you lie! like this one, you guys have a delay because i'm going to call the president a dick. now, people can argue whether that's appropriate, whether halperin crossed some sort of line, whether or not journalism has lost its professionalism. personally i could give a ( bleep ). that horse left the barn years and years ago. what's interestin
in afghanistan, may i just say, that hand is super cool. how did you... when i shook your hand, it curled around my hand with a stronger grip than i have. >> it's designed to conform to different objects that actually stops when each finger meets resistance to give you more dexterity. when i actually lost it, i thought i was going to have a hook, and i was fine with that because i lost it the way i wanted to, but they gave me this hand, and i got... it's amazing and it's getting better. >> jon: do you have one that can... let's say you're in traffic... [laughter] there's a problem. >> i use the good hand. >> jon: all right. fair enough. the story of what happened in afghanistan, it's an incredible one. would you mind if we just went through it briefly. >> sure. >> jon: you were on day mission. >> yes, sir. >> jon: and it was a raid. is that unusual to be on a day raid like that? >> for us it is unusual. >> jon: you're an army ranger. >> yeah, we don't normally do daylight raids, but the necessity to get out there and get this high value target and the time of day, we had to act on it. >> jon: in
in afghanistan and the two tours in iraq and all that you've done without commendation. i'm so pleased and honored that you would here today. i just wanted to thank you personally for not just your heroism but just your service, which is extraordinary in and of itself. i thank you so much for being here. do you have a couple minutes? we'll talk a little bit. we're going to throw it up on the web, the second part. we're going to stay here. it's just an honor to see you, sir. sergeant first class leroy petry. we're going to you could save a bundle with geico's multi-policy discount. geico, saving people money on more than just car insurance. ♪ geico, saving people money on more than just car insurance. join us next week at 11:00. here it, is your moment of zen. >> this is the last time that there's ever going to be harry potter film premier. it's like the end of an era. >> oh, my gosh, i'm so >> stephen: tonight, will a scandal bring down rupert murdoch? no. then a new threat from gitmo detainees. if they get any more dangerous, we might have to charge them with something. and my guest
, in afghanistan, we helped drive the soviets out of there. we pulled out of there in 89, 90 91. we know what happened in the next 10 years, the people in expwafg in terms of 9/11. i don't think we want to go through that again. if that means we have to keep 100,000 troops there forever, it's a war that was underresourced under president bush. president obama did the right thing, i think, in surging there and i think we can draw down as long as we do so responsibly. it's not easy, though, and there's no one solution for each part of the world, obviously. but we can't turn our backs on the world, jon. i know you would like to. i don't want to fight a strawman here. >> jon: i'm very fond of the world. ( laughter ) i don't want people to get hurt-- >> and the world is very fond of you. >> jon: right now, the military and military families are bearing an overwhelming weight of these wars, and it's not fair what they're going through, and i just feel like we have to come up way whole new strategy, that's all. ( applause ) i'm always happy to have you on the show. >> i agree with the last statement
the supply lines to afghanistan run through pakistan. >> stephen: who cares, that war is unwinnable. >> stephen: yes, but without their help, we can't keep fighting it. >> stephen: the point is, they are a nuclear power therefore we need their friendship. >> stephen: friendship, they funded the mumbai attacks much. the times square bombing was planned in pakistan. and they sold nuclear technology to iran and north korea in the '90s. >> stephen: oh, the '90s. let's stay angry about furbies an parachute pants. look, we need to give them an ultimatum. stop supporting terror or no more aid. >> stephen: easy now, buddy. this is a partnership, just like you and me. we're partners. but that doesn't mean you get to decide who my other friends are. >> stephen: i just think jill's a pitch. >> stephen: we're not having this conversation again. >> stephen: the point is, some of my other friends like to do things that you don't like to do. like skiing, or trying to kill you. >> stephen: but that has nothing to do with our friendship. >> stephen: wait, one of your friends wants to kill me? >> ste
been over to iraq once. you've been to iraq four times and afghanistan twice. and you make me feel like a pussy. [laughter] -- because i haven't been back over. is that -- don't you think more entertainers should go over there? what they don't understand is the amount of gratitude those people give you for going over there. it's absolutely beautiful. it's one of the most amazing experiences i've ever had performing for those people. >> it's great you did that. i remember when you did that. >> stephen: i've been waiting the entertain interview for you to say it was a great thing to do. i can't believe hi to fish that long. >> hr *t band dan, not everybody can do a uso show. what can people back here do to support the troops other than enlist and take their place? [laughter] that would be nice, right. >> some people would like that, yeah in the service. but they are working hard there. there's a lot of things you can do. i visit the hospitals all the time. i send care packages. there's all kinds of organizations putting care pack kwrapblgz together. i have a program called operation inter
-age villages in afghanistan, fly them halfway across the world and drop them into an extra governmental space, neither american nor the battlefield. herein using unchecked executive power in an act of blistering self-critical texturalization, not to mention some of those guys look like they got wrapped up by cristo. so i say, forget marine abromovich, forget lori anderson, the greatest performance artists of our generation are these two guys. we'll be right back. [applause] [cheering and applause] >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. my guest tonight is a pulitzer prize winning journalist who recently admitted he's an illegal immigrant, so i will pay him half of the nothing i pay my guests. please welcome jose antonio vargas. [cheering and applause] hey. mr. vargas, thanks so much for coming on. all right, sir. you are a journalist, true? >> yes, yes, i am. >> stephen: san francisco chronicle, new yorker, washington post, part of the post's pulitzer prize winning tea party for coverage of the virginia tech massacre, and in june you wrote an essay for the "times" magazine entitled "my life as
, right? we have drones fighting in -- these are like the unsung heroes of iraq, afghanistan and libya and the heros ferl -- of some of our unsung wars like in pakistan and yemen, right? [laughter] are drone pilots going to be taking over domestic flights as well? i'm in the sure if i want to hear someone this is your captain speaking bleep, blorp. do i have that to fear? >> most commercial jets can fly on their own right now. >> stephen: they can? >> planes take off every day with a pilot never touching the stick in today's world. >> stephen: i am going to buy some train tickets. [laughter] there could be semi auto ton muss planes out there? >> they will are. the pilot is sitting there watching and the making sure everything goes okay. this happens more in europe than it does in the united states. we actually have a cultural issue. we're not as open to it as potentially people in other countries. >> stephen: we've been warned by document ricks like 2001-a space odd i did that the robots will rise up against us. how do i know this robot is r2d2 and in the the how 9000. because it has a
and afghanistan. >> jon: wow!, why would they even -- >> i don't know, jon, perhaps the same reason they also did this. >> staffers with the now-defunct nuptially tried to hack into the phone of 9/11 victims. >> jon: suddenly we're on a game show. pretty [bleep] depressing. >> it's very depressing. >> jon: why would they need the details of victims of 9/11. >> well, neighbor might sell one or two extra papers, jon. but the real cherry on this [bleep] sunday was the case of poor milly dowler, a missing 13-year-old girl that had britain riveted. >> during the period of time when she was missing the news of the world were using a private investigater to listen her voice-mail. >> jon: to help in the search for the -- >> maybe, maybe, jon, but just to be sure, let's check. >> the voice-mail box of milly's phone filled up. the news of the world were hungry for more information for more stories so they intervened and deleted the messages. >> jon: i think i just threw up in my mouth a little bit. >> but let's be fair to them, jon, no harm, no foul, right? >> they intervened and deleted the messages. >> t
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